• IDeSTIX®
  • IDeSTIX®


RFID Windshield Tag

Using the latest technologies based on passive RFID and cryptographic authentication, Tönnjes provides customerspecific solutions for international vehicle registration and identification. By using passive RFID-Transponder with additional security standards, like the UCODE DNA, Tönnjes offers a wide range of applications and benefits for Road Transport Authorities and ITS Operators.

Jochen Betz

Jochen Betz
Managing Director
Delmenhorst, Germany


  • Self-adhesive IDeSTIX® windshield tag is applied to the inside of the vehicle windscreen as a third license plate for electronic vehicle identification.
  • Supplied on carrier paper in roll format with printed application instructions on backside, suitable for personalisation with desktop TT-printers, e.g. ZT410 and manual lamination
  • Pressure-sensitive adhesive and void effect of holographic foil upon removal
  • Customisable holographic foil with demetalized structures acting as antenna for integrated RFID inlay and transparent foil supplied on rolls for TT-printing.
  • Printed information is sealed between holographic and transparent foil with full adhesive front facing the windshield.

Key Facts

  • Operating frequency: 860-960 MHz (global UHF band)
  • Integrated circuit: (IC) NXP Ucode DNA, passive (battery-free)
  • Supported protocols: GS1 EPC Gen2v2 respectively ISO/IEC 18000-63
  • Memory capacity:
    • TID: 96-bit (incl. 48-bit unique serial number)
    • EPC: 224-bit (alternative configuration upon request)
    • User: 3072-bit
  • Read range (on non-metalized glass):
    • EU (866 MHz): Typical 9m / Maximum 11m
    • US (915 MHz): Typical 9m / Maximum 11m

RFID-based security features

  • 32-bit kill password
  • 32-bit access password
  • Various “memory lock” options incl. Block Permalock


  • Option to upgrade to Cryptographic tag authentication via 128-bit AES key according to ISO/IEC 29167-10 for proof of origin
  • Option to upgrade to Privacy protection via untraceable command and 128-bit AES key


  • Electronic vehicle identification
  • Toll collection
  • Traffic management
  • Parking and access control
  • Section control
  • Border control
  • Traffic infraction control

Giving Mobility a Smart and Secure Future

As a technology and systems provider, TÖNNJES is a global leader in the field of vehicle identification. The product range can be split into the EVI (electronic vehicle identification), software, security solutions and production technology segments. From manufacturing licence plates to creating a central licence register, the company handles every step when it comes to successfully and securely identifying vehicles. With the RFID-based IDePLATE system, TÖNNJES has developed an electronic security licence plate that protects against manipulation and fraud whilst, at the same time, enabling smart applications. TÖNNJES products are already in use in many countries around the globe. The company generates 100 percent of its revenue from transactions abroad.

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